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Nikon A1000 Review Rundown

NikonPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • 30x zoom lens
  • Wide angle of view
  • Quick autofocus
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Omits 1/2.3 inch sensor


The Nikon A1000 offers optical zoom that's not possible on a smartphone. The camera is packed with physical controls and design features that are tough to find on budget cameras. At full zoom with the maximum f/6.9 aperture, getting a sharp, bright shot is tricky. If you need a low light performer, a fast action camera, or image quality better than a cameraphone, find better options elsewhere.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Nikon A1000 is a camera that you buy for the lens, not the small 1/2.3 inch sensor. Images are on par with other compacts with similar sensors, with the added perk of that 30x zoom range. For video, the A1000 can capture up to 4K at 30 fps (3,840 x 2,160)
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  • 30x zoom lens
  • Good image quality
  • Compact body
  • Small sensor
  • No viewfinder
  • Slow autofocus


Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
At 150mm the maximum f-stop drops to f/5.6, but the lens is still quite good. The A1000's images keep noise less than 1.5 percent all the way through the top ISO 6400 setting. Raw images show more grain and sharper detail, but there are limits.
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  • Slim, slim design
  • Good image quality
  • Fast autofocus
  • 4K video
  • No EVF
  • No tilting screen


Sentiment Score[*] 23%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Nikon COOLPIX A1000 is okay for travel photography. It's small and lightweight, so you can carry it around in a coat pocket without too much difficulty. Its built-in lens' wide zoom range gives you the flexibility to shoot fairly wide-angle shots or snap a clear picture of far-away subjects.
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  • Feels decently well-built
  • Very long maximum focal length
  • Image stabilization feature is remarkably effective
  • Flexible zoom range
  • Good noise handling capability
  • Poor autofocus performance in 4k and FHD
  • No headphone or microphone jacks
  • Limited selection of inputs and outputs


Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Nikon A1000 can do well once it's achieved rough focus, such as when focusing repeatedly in the same spot. It's capable of focusing in less-than-perfect conditions reasonably promptly, although it doesn't manage to do so consistently. Finer detail in subjects further away, particularly more complex ones, isn't well resolved, an issue that's compounded by a somewhat aggressive noise reduction system. The camera's Vibration Reduction system clearly does well to keep things more stable, which makes it easier to compose images with precision.
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  • Fantastic image quality
  • Compact design
  • Good battery life
  • Occasional LCD issues
  • Noise reduction isn’t great


Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Nikon A1000 is a competent, compact, zoom camera, but it's not your best option. The A1000 falls further behind in low-light photography, as seen in this series of an improv troupe playing at a local theater. The iPhone XS blows both away, with richer color and far less overexposure.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent subject-tracking autofocus
  • Good battery life
  • No zoom lens
  • No subject tracking


1. ^ Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review. digitaltrends. 2019-05-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review. pcmag. 2019-07-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Nikon COOLPIX A1000 Camera Review. rtings. 2021-04-13 Retrieved 2021-04-24.
4. ^ Nikon A1000 review. techradar. 2019-04-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review: Long Zoom at a Low Price. tomsguide. 2019-07-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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